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Instructors

Sifu/Guro Doug Pierre
Sifu/Guro Doug Pierre, Chief Instructor, is a two time World Arnis (stick fighting) Champion. Sifu Pierre is one of the foremost authorities in the art of Arnis/Kali/Escrima, with more than thirty-five years of training in the martial arts. Sifu Pierre has studied and earned ranks in Arnis, Karate, Judo/Jujitsu, Boxing, and Kickboxing. Additionally, Sifu/Guro Pierre has earned Sifu level in T'ai Chi Ch'uan under the watchful eye of Grand Master Chen Weigun.

Sifu/Guro Pierre has also been inducted into several martial arts halls of fame for his expertise and contributions to the martial arts community. He has been featured in and written for several publications.

Grand Master Chen Weigun
Grand Master Chen arrived in America from mainland China in 1991. For over 50 years he has taught thousands of students of T'ai Chi Ch'uan of Yang, Chen, Wu, Sun, Push Hands, Qigong, massage, and weapons forms of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Kung Fu. He is a living treasure and a connection to a disappearing body of knowledge.

The Chen Doug division of Village Martial Arts Institute is one of three member schools of the Chen Weigun Federation - Chen Doug

and Chen Robert of New York City and Chen Dottie of Long Island. Grand Master Chen teaches privately on limited days of the week at Village Martial Arts Institue.

Sifu Chen is teaching the Simplified 24 Yang Style Form, the 40 and 48 Yang Style Forms, the 42 Combined Form (Yang, Wu, Ch'en and Sun) and forms in the Wu, Ch'en and Sun styles.